Opera The Abduction from the Seraglio
You’re a young Spanish lady who’s fallen into the hands, and the harem, of Pasha Selim.
He has respected you, but you’ve now only a day to accept his marriage proposal or face death.
And then, your fiancé turns up at the palace gates…
Believe it or not, Seraglio is a light-hearted comic masterpiece, an instant hit when it launched in Vienna in 1782, and much enjoyed today, for its beautiful and demanding arias and ensembles as much as its (sometimes grimly) comic situations.
Stately but intimate, Shaw House’s Great Hall is a dream location for this English-language performance by Kennet Opera, Newbury.
The café will be open selling light refreshments and drinks.
Performance length 2 hours with one interval.
Shaw House, Church Rd, Shaw, Newbury RG14 2DR